Sunday, May 11, 2008

Kid's Semiotic

I had the great pleasure of teaching art to kids this past Saturday. The Children and Families Ministries director, Melissa Bareford, put together a great morning of Art for kids Pre-K thru 7th grade. The photo has cups of crushed wax crayons in them. It was a melted crayon art project. My friend, super Mom, Dr. Melissa Bareford (she's gonna roll her eyes that I included Dr.) crushed all the crayons using her husbands coffee grinder! Needless to say, it's now dedicated to "crayons only". Her husband was cool about it tho. But I'd be careful he knows how to sword fight for real (so cool).

We had less numbers than we had hoped but all was not lost. Many kids from the church, including my own, attended and made numerous art projects! I began with a simple lesson in color theory. The kids made their own color wheels out of vanilla wafers and colored icing. Mixing their own secondary colors - of course! (Colors are related!) Because the turnout was less than expected, the little kids got to do this exercise with the "big kids". After our "experiment", everyone got to create a painting with acrylics. Snaps again to my friend David at the Palette & Chisel. We used more of the acrylic paints he gave to my girls. He's influencing children's art all over the place! Thanks Dave! More pics to come next week when we have the "Kid's Semiotic Gallery".

Kid's Semiotic Gallery will be free to the viewing public at:

First Evangelical Free Church

5255 N Ashland AveChicago, IL 60640

Sat., May 17, 2008


Beverages and kid-friendly appetizers will be served. Drop on by!

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